Four Quartets

Four Quartets

November 15 and 16
7:30 p.m.

 

TICKETS
207-563-1373
OR
$12 general admission

In 2007, actor and poet John Farrell set out to accomplish a goal he had dreamed of for a quarter century. Over a three-year period, Farrell committed to memory the text of T.S. Eliot's crowning poetic achievement, Four Quartets, a complex, deeply moving meditation on the human spirit, time, memory, and human striving toward the divine. Under the direction of Heartwood Theater's Griff Braley, and with special permission from the Eliot Estate, Farrell transformed an inner vision into a staged recitation which affords audiences an opportunity to immerse themselves in these 1,000 lines of poetry, spoken from memory, and renew their understanding of one the 20th century's most exceptional poets. According to Norman Frisch, Film and Performance Specialist at the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, "it's difficult to imagine that anyone could walk away unmoved or unchanged by Farrell's performance." John Farrell graduated from Yale with a degree in American Indian history and briefly attended the University of Maine Law School before choosing to be an artist. He co- founded Figures of Speech Theatre with his wife Carol.

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